Yet another hugely promising young artist – Greg Pidcock – joins the expanding Culprit clan with an accomplished release. Connected People is Greg Pidcocks Culprit debut, but he has for many years been connected to the labels core group of artists, such as Droog and Lee Foss. It was Foss who has brought Pidcocks self-assured first release, Blame Game, to global attention via his Hot Creations imprint last year.
‘Connected People’ is Pidcock’s follow-up to the well-received ‘Blame Game’ and is tailor-made for Culprit’s sonic sensibility. The lead track is a slice of warm analog euphoria-inducing house, building with subtle synth arpeggios, melodic bass and spoken word bits. ‘Rock is Higher’ is dubby deep house with the heady mix of old school atmosphere and nu school melodic flourishes, made for hot summer afternoons or proper beach after parties. For remixes, Greg recruited a pair of cohorts, old and new. Tone Depth, a Bedrock and Suara mainstay, adds tension and heavier percussion to the title track, eventually unleashing a striking melody of his own. Another promising Montreal export Gab Rhome gives “”Connected People” a delicate and understated redo;. DJ Le Roi adds a bit of a playful thump and energy to his version of “Rock is Higher,” certain to work the dance floor.
Artist: Greg Pidcock
Title: Connected People EP
Catalog No.: Cp046